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FlightScope Mevo Plus Space Requirements - How Much Space Do You Need? [Home Golf Simulator Guide - Full Indoor/Outdoor Specs]

How much space do you need for a FlightScope Mevo+ in your home golf simulator? Our golf reviewer has spent a lot of time with this launch monitor indoors, and he lays it out below!

With so much data, such impressive accuracy, and incredible flexibility with a variety of golf simulator software packages, the FlightScope Mevo+ is the perfect golf launch monitor for an indoor golf simulator setup.

That is, if you’ve got enough space.

Because that’s the thing about golf launch monitors that measure data using Doppler radar: They require a lot of room depth.

How much room depth? Well, it’s possible that you’ll need a room that’s at least 21 feet long. 

But not necessarily. Read on to find out.

And is a radar-based golf launch monitor a good choice for an indoor golf simulator studio, or is a camera-based system better?

That also depends.

But for a certain use case, a radar-based unit is definitely the way to go. We’ll discuss more below.

Let’s take a closer look at how big of a room you’ll need if you want to use a FlightScope Mevo Plus as an indoor golf simulator.

How Much Indoor Space Do You Need for a FlightScope Mevo Plus Golf Simulator?

Because of the way that the Mevo+ measures golf shots, using what they call a Fusion Tracking system that combines Doppler radar and a camera, the golf launch monitor has to be set up behind the golf ball.

And not just immediately behind the golf ball.

We’re talking 8 feet. And when you consider the space you’ll also need in front of the golf ball, you start to understand that using a FlightScope Mevo+ indoors requires a fairly large room.

Here are our room-size recommendations to comfortably use a FlightScope Mevo+ Indoors:

  • 10 feet wide
  • 21 feet deep
  • 9 feet tall

For the most accurate results, the Mevo Plus should be set up 8 feet behind the golf ball.

The FlightScope Mevo+ set up in an indoor golf simulator with a golf impact screen with virtual golf software on it and a GC3 launch monitor in the foreground

And because this golf launch monitor uses radar and tracks from behind, you need a bit of space for the ball to fly so that the Mevo can read it most precisely. We recommend a minimum of 8 feet between the golf ball and your impact screen or hitting net, though 13 feet is preferred. 

Add it up and it means you ideally want 21 feet of room depth but can get away with 16.

As for ceiling height and room width, you just need enough to be able to swing your longest golf club without damaging your surroundings. Our above recommendations are comfortable standards, but you may be able to get away with less space depending on the size of golfer and length of swing that will be using your indoor golf simulator.

Or, most likely in the case of ceiling height with taller golfers, you may need more space.

So room width and height requirements for a FlightScope Mevo+ are standard. But that room depth requirement could be an issue for a lot of people.

Is it worth it? Or is a camera-type golf launch monitor a better indoor golf simulator choice?

Radar vs Camera: Which Type of Golf Launch Monitor Is Best for an Indoor Simulator Studio?

One of the biggest pros of a photometric golf launch monitor like the SkyTrak+, Bushnell Launch Pro, and Foresight Sports GC3 is that, because they sit next to the golf ball rather than behind it, they require a lot less room depth.

That fact is doubled when you consider that those camera launch monitors don’t need as much space to track the golf ball after you hit it, meaning an indoor golf simulator setup using something like a SkyTrak+ is going to require less space between the golf ball and screen or net than with something like the Mevo Plus.

And those space-saving advantages can be huge if you’re trying to build your dream golf simulator studio but are tight on space.

But there’s a distinct advantage to a radar-based golf launch monitor like the FlightScope. And that it is that it makes playing simulator golf with both righties and lefties at the same time so much better.

With a golf launch monitor that sits to the side of the golf ball, you have to move the monitor back and forth between both sides of the ball if you want to measure both righty and lefty golf shots.

With the FlightScope Mevo+, you don’t have to move anything.

The FlightScope Mevo+ and the Mevo+ Limited Edition launch monitors standing side by side

So think about if you are going to regularly host both righties and lefties. Not having to interrupt your game to constantly move your golf launch monitor is going to be huge. So if that’s you, and you’ve got the room depth, the FlightScope Mevo+ likely makes a lot of sense.

Is the FlightScope Mevo+ a Good Indoor Golf Simulator Option?

The Mevo Plus is one of the absolute best golf launch monitors under $3,000. Right out of the box, you get so much data, including:

  • Ball Speed
  • Club Head Speed
  • Smash Factor
  • Carry Distance
  • Total Distance
  • Launch Angle
  • Spin Rate
  • Spin Loft
  • Apex Height
  • Flight Time
  • Angle of Attack
  • Launch Direction
  • Spin Axis
  • Roll Distance
  • Lateral Landing
  • Shot Dispersion
  • Shot Type

Then, with the Mevo+ Pro Package, you can add:

  • Face to Path
  • Face to Target
  • Dynamic Loft
  • Club Path
  • Vertical Swing Plane
  • Horizontal Swing Plane
  • Low Point
  • Vertical Descent Angle
  • Curve
  • Club Speed Profile
  • Club Acceleration Profile

When it comes to indoor simulator golf, having a launch monitor that’s accurately reading pretty much every ball and club data metric makes for a really realistic sim experience. You want distances and shot shapes to mimic what it’s like out on the golf course, and the Mevo+ does that job superbly.

Also, this golf launch monitor is compatible with:

  • TruGolf E6 Connect
  • The Golf Club 2019
  • Awesome Golf
  • Creative Golf 3D
  • GSPro

And it comes preloaded with a 10-pack of E6 Connect golf courses. Or, if you buy the Limited Edition Mevo Plus, you can get a 12-pack of some of the very best sim courses like Pebble Beach, St Andrews, and Bethpage Black.

So, yes, the Mevo+ is most certainly a great golf launch monitor for indoor simulator use.

But you’ve got to have enough space. Room depth, more than anything, is the biggest challenge.

Then again, if you set up a simulator studio, you’re going to have friends over, right? And, at some point, one of them is likely to be a lefty (or righty). And when that scenario arises, you’ll be very happy you have a FlightScope Mevo+ golf simulator.

About PlayBetter Golf Reviewer Marc Sheforgen

Marc "Shef" Sheforgen is a golf writer whose passion for the game far exceeds his ability to play it well. Marc covers all things golf, from product reviews and equipment recommendations to event coverage and tournament analysis. When he’s not playing, watching, or writing about golf, he enjoys traveling (often golf-related), youth sports coaching, volunteering, and record collecting.

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